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Synlait restructuring reaches the C-suite 29th July 2022 /

Synlait restructuring reaches the C-suite

The company cuts four executive roles and adds five as part of a strategy refresh built around nutrition, ingredients, consumer and foodservice opportunities.


Four Candles hangs in the balance with closure looming 29th July 2022 /

Four Candles hangs in the balance with closure looming

“Despite our best efforts, we were never able to make the sales in store that were necessary for the business,” a co-owner tells the Ticker.


Food Moves: New Just Life GM, Foodies returnee, Frucor departures …and more! 29th July 2022 /

Food Moves: New Just Life GM, Foodies returnee, Frucor departures …and more!

Food and beverage industry appointments and people moves for the week to 29 July.


Friday 29 July 29th July 2022 /

Friday 29 July

A daily roundup of national and international food and beverage industry news, views and analysis.


Canary Squeeze flying into export markets 28th July 2022 /

Canary Squeeze flying into export markets

The premium dairy company is taking its single serve sustainable butter product global, supported by a significant investment in its Hamilton plant.


Foodtech partners in NZ lab-grown capability push 28th July 2022 /

Foodtech partners in NZ lab-grown capability push

“It is extremely important for New Zealand to develop future capability in cellular agriculture and exploit new commercial opportunities,” Riddet Institute director Harjinder Singh says.


New food safety science plan launched 28th July 2022 /

New food safety science plan launched

The Food Safety Science plan for Aotearoa New Zealand provides a blueprint to coordinate and prioritise circa $25m of annual spend.


Thursday 28 July 28th July 2022 /

Thursday 28 July

A daily roundup of national and international food and beverage industry news, views and analysis.


IRI: Unit growth down, private label sales up 27th July 2022 /

IRI: Unit growth down, private label sales up

Grocery spend continues to grow, driven by a 30-year inflation high, with the latest IRI data illustrating the ‘spend-more-get-less’ theme and a move to private label.


Hospitality “battle hardened” for coming challenges – Bagrie 27th July 2022 /

Hospitality “battle hardened” for coming challenges – Bagrie

The economy faces strong headwinds but hospitality is better prepared than many other industries to face the challenges, says Cameron Bagrie.


Wednesday 27 July 27th July 2022 /

Wednesday 27 July

A daily roundup of national and international food and beverage industry news, views and analysis.


Synlait wins early costs award as $8.7m Talbot Forest wrangle winds on 26th July 2022 /

Synlait wins early costs award as $8.7m Talbot Forest wrangle winds on

Dairyworks is granted an application for wasted costs in a judgment that sheds some light on the court case.


Shrink wrap setback for Lion sustainability target 26th July 2022 /

Shrink wrap setback for Lion sustainability target

Lion New Zealand is shrink-wrap free, but the Australian business has had to push out its phase-out by two years due to supply chain disruption.


Tuesday 26 July 26th July 2022 /

Tuesday 26 July

A daily roundup of national and international food and beverage industry news, views and analysis.


Inflation and the four Ps – Mondelēz’s Cara Liebrock 25th July 2022 /

Inflation and the four Ps – Mondelēz’s Cara Liebrock

The confectionery giant aims to replace churn with category growth in the current inflationary environment.


F&B needs more than sustainability to win over global consumers – NZTE 25th July 2022 /

F&B needs more than sustainability to win over global consumers – NZTE

NZ food and beverage producers cannot just rely on promoting sustainability attributes to get cut through in international markets, according to new research from NZTE and Kantar.


Monday 25 July 25th July 2022 /

Monday 25 July

A daily roundup of national and international food and beverage industry news, views and analysis.


Nourish finds a buyer in Foley Group 22nd July 2022 /

Nourish finds a buyer in Foley Group

“When the Good Spirits Hospitality deal did not proceed, it was felt that there was a significant amount of synergy with other Foley investments in New Zealand,” says Foley CEO Mark Turnbull.


Craig Baldie on Lion NZ’s “green shoots” 22nd July 2022 /

Craig Baldie on Lion NZ’s “green shoots”

“In 2022, our business is currently tracking slightly ahead of plan,” Baldie said.


Lion NZ back in the black after big 2020 impairment 21st July 2022 /

Lion NZ back in the black after big 2020 impairment

The beverage business has gone through a period of significant consolidation in a move back to basics.


Miraka signs new Chinese customer 20th July 2022 /

Miraka signs new Chinese customer

The dairy company secures a new UHT milk supply contract and renews its deal with its first Chinese customer, Mengniu.


Red flag in SeaDragon’s full year financials 20th July 2022 /

Red flag in SeaDragon’s full year financials

The Omega fish oils refiner’s record of red ink prompts a warning from its auditor, while management hopes future sales, margins and prices will see it through.


Choppy H1 for Moana after Sealord salmon mortalities 19th July 2022 /

Choppy H1 for Moana after Sealord salmon mortalities

Thousands of fish were lost after a Sealord marine farm at Tasmania suffered a spike in water temperature.


Is NZ’s food safety good enough? Vince Arbuckle on improving the system 19th July 2022 /

Is NZ’s food safety good enough? Vince Arbuckle on improving the system

There would be little protection against consumer outrage should a serious incursion occur, says NZFS’ DDG.


What does the $6m in govt cash mean for NZFF? 18th July 2022 /

What does the $6m in govt cash mean for NZFF?

The race is on for NZ Functional Foods to sign up high net worth, institutional, and ESG investors to fund the balance of its $60m oat milk factory.


Govt weighs up F&B export legislation overhaul 18th July 2022 /

Govt weighs up F&B export legislation overhaul

The fast-changing international trade environment and the need to future-proof the food and fibre sector have prompted a review.


Foodstuffs’ liquor banners see ‘record year’ despite disruptions, health shift 15th July 2022 /

Foodstuffs’ liquor banners see ‘record year’ despite disruptions, health shift

Foodstuffs says it saw stellar performance from its Liquorland and Henry’s outlets despite Covid’s continuing impacts and a growing shift to healthier options by consumers.


Pricing, product deletions and portfolio plays – Unilever’s Cameron Heath 14th July 2022 /

Pricing, product deletions and portfolio plays – Unilever’s Cameron Heath

The FMCG giant’s new NZ boss says it is buckling up for at least another year of uncertainty as the trend for value driving sales ramps up.